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Jack Nicholson Once Gave An Award Acceptance Speech From The Set Of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST And It's Tremendous

What an incredible video this is and I don't know how I hadn't seen it until recently. 

Jack Nicholson won the BAFTA (Brit version of Oscar) for Best Actor in CHINATOWN and gave his acceptance speech from the set of the soon-to-be-masterpiece ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST and I honestly can't tell if he was in character or not while he gave it. But his co-stars were most definitely in character and none more than Danny DeVito as the impish and forever-smirking Martini. Martini's clueless card exploits still get play in countless dealer's choice games among friends to this day.

Who among us hasn't "bet a nickel" while playing cards with the boys? And anybody who has the balls to be the house for Blackjack should feel obligated to ape R.P.'s smooth play-by-play while dealing.

Just an outstanding clip featuring actors who would go onto become the likes of Doc Brown/Jim Ignatowski, Mr. Vargas, Doc Cochran/voice of Chucky, and Mutant Biker among many others. 

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST is not only one of the best movies of the 1970s but it's also one of the best of all time. It's one of just three films to sweep the five major Oscars for Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, and Writing (IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS are the other two). CUCKOO'S NEST also cemented Jack Nicholson's status as a Hollywood icon thanks to his sublime performance as Randle Patrick McMurphy, a hell-raiser who opts to 'play crazy' in order to finish out his prison sentence at a presumably easier mental institution. If you somehow haven't seen it, it's currently available on Netflix.